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strum machine

no need to tune your guitar again!
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User strums the open strings of his guitar & the strum machine compensates for any string being out of tune by changing the frequency up/down.

Could update with chord pedals - press a button a button and the open chord can become a augmented minor 9th or whatever - prefect for non players!

slancaster, May 03 2001

Computerized on-board guitar tuner http://transperform...com/tech/index2.htm
Jimmy Page was first major to endorse this... [thumbwax, May 03 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       *strenuously laments the state of modern music*
absterge, May 03 2001

       Try not plugging your guitar in, and listening to Eric Clapton on headphones while you're playing.
Lemon, May 03 2001

       Strum Machine; just had to check whether it was a dildo attachment.
chimpboy, May 03 2001

       I'm not sure, but isn't this (compensating for out of tune instruments and singers) what "Autotune" does, nowadays? I don't really understand Autotune, and finding links for it was a bear, the last time I looked but I think StarChaserTyger might know more.
clynne, May 03 2001

       [RodsT]: My Casio does this as well. What you're doing here is basically 'quantizing' the pitch, rather than the note length. A similar effect was used on 'Believe' by Cher (and, more subtly, on virtually everything by Christina Ag, Broccli Spears, Steps, etc).
angel, May 03 2001

       Baked-See link
thumbwax, May 04 2001

       Wasn't me, I know squat about music...My only musical talents are being able to turn on a radio/CD player and having married a master bard of the SCA...
StarChaser, May 04 2001


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